Biography

Alex Jackson (b. 1993, Milwaukee, WI) plays with the foundation of human perception by challenging viewers to suspend their historical understanding of painting and actively participate in new explorations of color and meaning.  Jackson’s practice includes the use of the grid and the color wheel, commenting on how artists are encouraged to perceive and break-down the world into empirical measurements such as color, shape, and line. In turn, Jackson simultaneously confronts society’s infatuation in the categorization of an individual's race, gender, and sexuality. A lexicon of characters, objects and spaces reoccur throughout his paintings, collapsing timeframes of the past, present and future.  

 

Alex Jackson was selected by curator Larry Ossei-Mensah as one of his Curator’s Picks for Untitled, Miami Beach. He was recently featured in Block Party at Jenkins Johnson Projects, New York and has appeared on the cover of New American Paintings. He has been reviewed in The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. Jackson has exhibited at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Elmhurst Art Museum, and the Chazen Museum of Art. He has a MFA from Yale University, a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was a resident at the Skowhegan School of Art. Jackson lives and works in New Haven, CT.